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Study confirms that novae, a type of explosive phenomenon in stars, are main source of lithium in the universe
 
Study confirms that novae, a type of explosive phenomenon in stars, are main source of lithium in the universe

02/11/2016

Large amounts of beryllium-7, an element that decays into lithium, have been found inside nova Sagittarii 2015 N.2

 
Rosetta´s grand finale
 
Rosetta´s grand finale

29/09/2016

The spacecraft will perform tonight a controlled descent to the surface of the comet 67P, during which it will continue collecting data

 
Summer fireworks on Rosetta´s comet
 
Summer fireworks on Rosetta´s comet

26/09/2016

Brief but powerful outbursts seen from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko during its most active period last year have been traced back to their origins on the surface

 
New breakthrough in methodology to estimate life span of stars
 
New breakthrough in methodology to estimate life span of stars

22/09/2016

Size of star nuclei determines amount of combustible available, and hence evolution and life span of a star

 
Mrk1018: the black hole that returns to the shadows
 
Mrk1018: the black hole that returns to the shadows

15/09/2016

Mrk1018 is a supermassive black hole located at the center of a distant galaxy that has changed its appearance twice in thirty years

 
Earthlike planet discovered orbiting around nearest star to Sun
 
Earthlike planet discovered orbiting around nearest star to Sun

24/08/2016

Located in the habitable zone, the planet orbits around its star in eleven days and has a mass of at least 1.3 times that of the Earth. Named Proxima B, it orbits around Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf located only four light years away from our own planet

 
University of Almería, Calar Alto Observatory and IAA will enhance astronomical knowledge
 
University of Almería, Calar Alto Observatory and IAA will enhance astronomical knowledge

12/07/2016

Among the collaboration projects that will be launched, stand out the creation of an astronomical lecture room at the UAL, the incorporation of trainees at the Observatory and the creation of a summer course that approach its work to the whole society

 
The weird system of star CVSO 30: two planets at extreme distances
 
The weird system of star CVSO 30: two planets at extreme distances

07/07/2016

A direct image has been taken of a planet so far away from his star that it takes twenty-seven thousand years for completing one orbit, and it shares the system with another planet which completes its orbit in just eleven hours

 
Discovery of miniature planetary formation disk will enable observation of planetary gestation in real time
 
Discovery of miniature planetary formation disk will enable observation of planetary gestation in real time

30/06/2016

Young star XZ Tau B displays a dwarf protoplanetary disk which may evolve up to five hundred times faster than bigger disks and display observable changes in just a few months

 
Susana Diaz commits the Andalusian government support to the continuity of Calar Alto Observatory
 
Susana Diaz commits the Andalusian government support to the continuity of Calar Alto Observatory

04/05/2016

The president of Junta de Andalucía has visited the observatory on the occasion of the presentation of CARMENES project, which will search for exoplanets where the conditions could allow liquid water